Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) is an inclusive programme that will transform the lives of a generation of children in South Sudan – especially girls and those in the margins of society– through education.

In 2018 there were 156,085 girls enrolled in Primary 1 (P1) but only 5,272 in Secondary 4 (S4). GESS is on a mission to change that. Here's how:



Behaviour Change Communication
Behaviour Change Communication

Creating an enabling social-cultural environment for supporting girls’ education through social and behaviour change communication through radio and community outreach.

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Cash Transfers
Cash Transfers

Direct payments made to girls regularly attending school to help them buy things they need, and contribute to poverty reduction in the family and the community.

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Capitation Grants
Capitation Grants

Providing reliable funding to schools to remove registration fees for students and parents, reduce the cost of education and encourage families to send their children to school.

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Quality Education
Quality Education

Offering practical support to schools, teachers and education managers to improve the quality of education, decrease drop-out and repetition rates.

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Knowledge, Evidence, Research & Learning
Knowledge, Evidence, Research & Learning

Studying and understand more about the issues that prevent girls from going to school, staying in school and learning while at school.

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Featured Posts

GESS to Fast Track Cash Transfers to Girls across South Sudan in Response to COVID-19

The first round of GESS 2020 Cash Transfers has started this week (beginning 18th May 2020) in order to support girls and their families to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased economic need of girls’ households, despite school closures. Cash Transfers are one of the most effective ways…

GESS Broadcasts Vital Information on COVID-19 for those with Hearing Impairments

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the world, South Sudan is not being spared.  As the number of cases increases, it is critical that information about prevention measures is communicated as widely as possible, including to those most at risk, such as individuals with disabilities. Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS)…

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